Father of Princess Diana's death crash driver Henri Paul claims British police told him she was murdered and his son was 'collateral damage'

by Thomas Burrows, The Daily Mail:

The father of Henri Paul, Princess Diana's driver on the night she died, has claimed UK police told him she was murdered.

Henri's elderly father Jean, 85, fears he will die without knowing the full story behind the crash. 

Mr Paul, the acting head of security at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, was at the wheel of the Mercedes which crashed in the Alma Tunnel in the early hours of August 31, 1997 with Diana and Dodi Al Fayed in the back. 

He said: 'Diana was killed and my son was killed. I believe they were both murdered. My son was simply ­collateral damage of a plot to kill Diana and they killed him as well.

'I am 100% sure he [Henri] was not involved in this plot. He was too honourable and too honest.'

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Despite an official inquest ruling Diana and Dodi were unlawfully killed due to the 'gross negligence' of Mr Paul, who had been drinking, Jean remains convinced it was part of an Establishment plot.

He even claimed some officers inside Scotland Yard believe there was a secret plot to kill Diana.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror he said: 'I have no real hope to know what really happened. Perhaps it will be known in 30 or 50 years. But I would really like to know before I die. But I don't think it will happen.' 

The 85-year-old even sensationally suggested his son's blood sample was switched or tampered with to make it look like he had drink in his system.

He said: 'On that day there were over 20 autopsies that took place and it was easy for the authorities to switch blood samples to show alcohol was present in the sample they said was Henri's.

'That is what I believe happened.'

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